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The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar has urged for cross-party support for new road safety laws, which will make it mandatory for Gardaí to take a breath test at any road collision where someone has been injured.

Minister Varadkar said that “road safety is a key priority for the Government. The Road Traffic Bill will require Gardaí to conduct a preliminary breath test at the scene of a collision where someone has been injured. This is a significant step forward in terms of road safety legislation. The Bill will also require Gardaí to conduct a preliminary breath test if they believe alcohol has been consumed.